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Old Swiss House

Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (118 reviews)
“veal” (43 reviews)
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German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us, but we needed to have an early dinner as the friends we were dining with had an early flight back to the USofA in the morning, We knew from the reviews, that the Swiss House does not allow you...More

Thank SANCarolyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Falling apart (e.g., broken light fixtures), no air conditioning (dining room over 85 degrees), bugs inside (windows were open because of no air conditioning), and touristy. We wanted traditional Swiss cooking in a traditional Swiss restaurant. We got the traditional Swiss cooking - the food...More

1  Thank jlcorsico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cozy, old fashioned restaurant in the middle of Luzern. First class Wiener Schnitzel à la mode du chef, prepared at the table. Good wine selection and a first class service. As a starter I‘ve had the Lobster Soup, it was delicious too. We will...More

Thank andyf57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an elegant, atmospheric restaurant which you must try when in Lucerne. The minute we arrived, you could smell the aroma of pure butter. The specialty is Wiener Schnitzel prepared table side in butter, nothing but pure butter and breadcrumbs! It is a spectacle...More

Thank Chinana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside and inside this restaurant with a solid reputation impresses. We just had to dine on the schnitzel which was good but anything cooked in a pound of butter will taste good to most folks. Prepared tableside, the large, thinly sliced cutlets were served with...More

Thank JimNColleyville_TX
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The decor is nice old with good location, food í not really nice and overprice and service is not as expected. Hope they can upgrade the service to match with their history.

1  Thank J401FLannal
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

What an incredible dinning experience this evening. The lobster bisque was amazing. I had the lamb, not only a beautiful presentation but the freshness of the dish could not get enough. Eight of us were here for dinner, coming back again tomorrow night. Service was...More

2  Thank raffaele m
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Old Swiss House has a top notch of everything from soup, main, and dessert. Lobster bisque is intense and aromatic. Schnitzels cooked with pure butter, cheese and breadcrumbs are un beatable. Veal is juicy and moist. Top of everything I love the dessert, chocolate...More

1  Thank Ni W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

on our first visit to this restaurant we were very happy with the food, service, atmosphere and ambiance. most of all we were impressed by the 400gr. butter chunk in which the 2 Schnizels we ordered ,were prepared. these Schnizels are unique and the best...More

3  Thank alerda
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Incredible delectable sensational unbelievable, simply the best schnitzel in the entire world! I honestly believe that this is true! Made for you at table and served with noodles useing the bread crumbs that remaind with the huge amount of butter that is used to cook...More

2  Thank Jelswiss
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10 September 2017|
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Response from raffaele m | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside, we were casual. inside reservations are recomended.
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Response from Moscow007 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend to make a reservation.
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19 April 2017|
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Response from raffman34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, i think you can... the chocolate mousse is a must... they prepare it right on your table...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 61 71
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